I wrote 10 brand new songs with scripture woven into the melodies. I need your help to record & share them. Let's make music together! Read more
This project was successfully funded on January 7, 2014.
About this project
We set a goal of $40,000 to reach in 50 days and we have MET that goal in 3 days (what in the world?!?! beyond grateful!). However, the cost of recording and promotion of the record will cost well over $40,000 and I would be SO honored if you would consider being a part of my story and these songs.
We have decided to add some fun stretch goals to show our absolute highest appreciation to all of you! Thanks for backing the project, spreading the word, and sending all of your incredibly kind words of encouragement.
If we reach:
$60,000 - *GOAL REACHED*
EVERY BACKER will receive a PDF of the story behind each song on the album, handwritten by me + lyrics and chords for all songs.
- *GOAL REACHED*
EVERY BACKER will have access to a PRIVATE Kickstarter Backer Only LIVE StageIt show from my living room.
- *GOAL REACHED*
TIER 3 AND HIGHER backers will receive a VINYL copy of the album (SO fun!)
TIER 3 AND HIGHER backers will be invited to join me for a PRIVATE Kickstarter Backer Only Release Party in Nashville. I'll perform a few of the new songs for y'all live, & we'll celebrate together!!
(You'll handle your own travel arrangements)
Hey y'all, Ellie here. For the past seven years, I've had the pleasure of touring around the country in a band with my husband, Drew Holcomb. I have always loved writing and playing with our band, but in 2011, Drew encouraged me to record a handful of my own songs. What started as a little side project of recording songs that I'd written based out of the Psalms has turned into something that I can't help but doing! Last year, in the middle of a crazy touring schedule with our band and over the course of 9 months of being pregnant, I wrote every chance I got. I would sit in God's word, and just let music come out. I wrote songs in the van, in venues across the country, and with a handful of other writers on days off in Nashville. By the time we welcomed our little girl into the world, I had a precious baby to hold and 45 new songs to sing. We released a few of them this past August on an EP called With You Now, but we're now in the process of making my very first full length, record!!
As Sure As The Sun will have 10 brand new songs, all with scripture woven into the lyrics. My heart with this music is to sing truth into the darkness. I know that the world can get pretty dark some days, and I'd love to be sending out songs like little campfires to light up the night. When I write, I am usually just trying to remind myself of what is true, and my highest hope is that these songs will be reminders of truth to those who listen, that they will refresh, encourage, and bless.
But here's the thing, I need your help to do this! We have already made the record, but we haven't paid for it yet and we would love for as many people to hear these songs as possible. That requires a marketing and distribution budget that we don't have either. It feels crazy to branch out on my own, apart from our band, to make this music, but I really do believe in these songs. And I would just love for YOU to be the reason we are able to share them with a LOT of other people. Get this, the more support we gain through Kickstarter, the better we'll be able to promote and share and market this record.
Why $40,000? First and foremost, we need to pay the people that helped make this music! There are studio costs, musicians that played on the album, engineers, photography, & graphic design - essentially 15 amazing people that helped turn these thoughts and sounds into something I can't wait to share! Additionally, we are hoping to raise MORE money so that we can afford to properly SHARE this music with the world. We want the most people possible to hear it and hopefully be impacted & blessed by these songs. The team we'd like to build would consist of a publicist to try and garner reviews, several radio reps to attempt to get this music on radio stations (EEEK!), distributors to push this music into stores (WHAT?!), and several other team players. To give this album the chance we all think it deserves, it will cost closer to $80,000. For $40,000, we can give it an honest shot - but much more will end up being spent trying to ensure it's success. So, if we are fortunate enough to reach our goal - please keep spreading the word!
I am so honored that you would even consider taking this journey with me, that you’d want to help me make and share this music. I seriously could not do this without you. Here’s to hoping that these songs will be a blessing in your life and in the lives of many.
Grateful. Humbled. Excited.
Risks and challenges
There are risks and challenges to releasing a record independently. My team and I are very confident that we can pull this project off without a hitch! Should we experience any kind of delays with items, shipping, fulfillment, etc. we will be sure to let all backers know immediately and we will keep an open communication.
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Pledge $15 or more
Digital Download of the new album 1 week before release date + immediate download of "Marvelous Light" + 2 Unreleased Songs - "Middle of My Heart" and "Along For The Ride." (these songs are not on the record and are not available anywhere else!)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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Signed and numbered physical CD + all of the above.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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"I Made Music with Ellie Holcomb" T-Shirt (they are really soft!) + all of the above.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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Signed Art Print poster + The Ellie Holcomb Collection - 2 signed EPs (Magnolia and With You Now) + Tier 3.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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“Ellie Holcomb” fashionABLE scarf + Tier 3.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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27 backers Limited (23 left of 50)
Handwritten lyrics to a song of your choice + Tier 3.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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Leather Journal with Handwritten and Personalized Letter from me to you in the front of the journal. + Tier 3.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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$300 - THE ELLIE BOX.
A customized box of my favorite things! The box will include a smattering of items including a custom "Ellie Holcomb" Diana Warner necklace, a hair accessory handmade by me, and MANY other things I love! + Tier 3.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $750 or more
10 backers All gone!
Lunch + Shopping Afternoon in Nashville! + Tier 3.
I will take you and 3 of your friends to one of my favorite lunch spots, and then an afternoon of shopping together at my favorite local Nashville shops (what you buy not included). I love shopping and helping people find stuff they love!
(Will take place on a pre-arranged date.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions about this tier. Date flexibility is a must, cannot guarantee specific dates.)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $1,200 or more
3 backers Limited (1 left of 4)
Songwriting Day in Nashville! + Tier 3. You come to Nashville and we spend the day writing a song together and grabbing a great lunch! (Must be in Nashville on a pre-arranged date. Travel and lodging not included. Email email@example.com for questions about this tier. Date flexibility is a must, cannot guarantee specific dates.)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $2,000 or more
Private Acoustic Concert with me in your house, church, backyard, school, or even your treehouse! Wherever you want to host. + Tier 3. (Travel is an additional cost if further than 200 miles from Nashville. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions about this tier. Date flexibility is a must, cannot guarantee specific dates.)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $6,000 or more
0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)
New York City Getaway Weekend!! + Tier 3. I will host you and a friend in NYC for a weekend. We'll shop in Soho, go to a Broadway show, have a fancy dinner, and more. We'll also stay at the lovely High Line Hotel. (Included: Hotel, Broadway Tickets, 1 Fancy Dinner. NOT Included: Flights, shopping, food. Email email@example.com for questions about this tier. Date flexibility is a must, cannot guarantee specific dates.)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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